6.6-magnitude Earthquake hits South of Fiji Islands: USGS

Earthquake (Representative Picture)

NEW YORK, Feb. 16: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 jolted south of the Fiji Islands at 20:21:03 GMT on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 568.0 km, was initially determined to be at 23.8 degrees south latitude and 179.7 degrees west longitude.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi from this quake.

The USGS reports the quake was located at a depth of 528.1 km in proximity to the following nearby cities:

  1. Haveluloto, Tongatapu, Tonga 340 miles ENE
  2. Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga 341.1 miles ENE
  3. ‘Ohonua, ʻEua, Tonga 347.8 miles ENE
  4. Suva, Central, Fiji 409 miles NNW
  5. Nadi, Western, Fiji 454.3 miles NNW
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